Saturday, 12 April 2014

No Nose is Good Nose News.

Just dashing in for a few seconds as my laptop seems to want to close down half way through each email or search. It has declared itself in need of a few days vacation, I think!


I never wanted one of the so-called No-Nose dolls until recently. When this little chap turned up at Sasha Doll UK, I just couldn't resist him and he has been languishing there on Lay-away for some time. So a big thank you to who ever his previous doll parent was and to everybody else, may I introduce you to Bertie? ( photo from Sasha Doll UK, with thanks to Shelly)

  

He arrived with the usual 'bed-head' look of the early Gotz boys but a little shampoo and hair dried whilst wearing one of the wonderfully elastic Dolly Doodles hats has tamed it somewhat.



 Feeling clean and reasonably tidy, he announced that, Otto, the name we had planned to give him, had nothing to do with him. He went on to tell DH that, though named Albert, he expected his new family to call him Bertie - or at least, that is what I have been told by DH, though this could be a little husbandly manipulation.

I'm smitten now and Bertie may require me to save up to buy him a sibling. Who nose knows?

Bertie wishes to make it clear that he does have a nose, a perfectly proportioned, small boy's nose. He does not wish to hear the term  No-Nose used about him ever again.

 Strong willed little fella, isn't he?!

16 comments:

  1. I don't remember Ellie having one like this. Is he a German doll? A sweet little boy, whoever he is!
    Esther x

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    1. Hi Esther
      Ellie bought the most down-and-out members of the English, Trendon, dolls in junk and charity shop before they became popular on the secondary market as collectors dolls. She thought they were destined for the bin as they were not popular at that time - everybody wanted new things in the 80s, I suppose. Bertie is an earlier Gotz doll, from Germany.
      I'm sending you the book you wanted to borrow and your choice of any of the dolls Ellie left with me is still on offer. J xx

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  2. Welcome Bertie, you are a sweet looking chap ! With a lovely petite nose.
    Sounds like your new mum maybe slipping down another slippery path :) When will it ever end I keep asking myself! I must say that someone I know does have two of these boys and they do look good together!! and that's not an excuse to buy another...I'm just saying..... :)

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    1. I don't think you need to worry about tempting my new mother to adopt a brother or sister for me and I THINK my new father could be easily tempted too, as he seems very welcoming. But, I'm quite enjoying being one of a kind here.
      Love,
      Bertie xx

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  3. Hey there Bertie, welcome to your new family, you look like you know you own mind about you name! Blue looks great on you, what a great hoodie you have, and quite apt! Have fun!

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    1. Hello!
      I think you might be Henry's Mama? I have been reading about his wonderful holiday in Australia and New Zealand. Wasn't he kind, allowing you and Hitty Madge to go with him?
      Love,
      Bertie xx

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  4. What a handsome little fellow he is, Jen, and Bertie is the perfect name...although I am prejudiced as my one and only Sasha baby is also called Bertie, although he is Alberto!!! I think Bertie suits him too, better than Otto....Otto can be the next one, eh? And I agree, he does have a nose, it's just smallish...and very much a nice nose too!
    Welcome young man....we look forward to seeing more of you on here soon!!!

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    1. Hmmm! Otto for the next one? That sounds like an excellent plan! I'm easily led.....

      Bertie says hi to you and sends a hug to baby Bertie. He thinks you have excellent taste in baby names. He is also delighted that you could see his rather delicate little nose but is trying hard not to be to proud of it.

      He's a real sweety - never thought I'd like him as much as I do. Oh dear, I do find myself drawn to more and more of these little doll people!
      Jenni

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    2. You just GOTZ to do it!! ;)

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    3. AH! DEE! You Gotz a lot of cheek, trying to pull me down the slippery slope to Gotz heaven. Just because you Gotz all those No Navel girls doesn't mean I've Gotz to have the same number of No Nose boys.Unless you are planning to make a rerun of the film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers? The royalties might come in handy..... I clearly need tuition in spelling as I missed an 'o' out of the word 'too' in my reply to Sharon and, as I'm old and probably Alzheimerish, any sane tutor is going to charge a lot.

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    4. P.S.
      Mrs. Exley's class,
      Please remember, it is not a good idea to follow the spelling, punctuation and grammar systems that you find in the 'comments' about this blog, especially in SATs test time. Old teachers and their friends tend to start having minus number birthdays, so I am rapidly approaching my 7th birthday and I am not quite ready for work at National Curriculum Level 2 yet.
      You are all older and wiser than I.
      J xx

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  5. i was wondering who was adopting this little chappie BUT then put 'two and two together' when you mentioned him in one of your Sasha Village comments.!
    Congratulations and wishing you every happiness and many playful hours together.

    Good luck with the laptop repairs. Mine really needs to be following suit but keep thinking I'll just do another Sunday's post and then......but if the truth be known I can't live without it and haven't a back-up model!

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  6. Hi Kendal
    Bertie is one of those dolls that take you by surprise - he is full of personality. Bruce takes a real shine to a doll once in a while but it usually takes time. This one seems to have jumped out of his travel box and said, 'I love you Papa,' and gone straight to his heart. Rather like baby Oleg on the Compare The Market adverts! However, B has kidnapped a couple of my dolls, a Schoenhut girl and my later Gotz Alan, BUT HE IS NOT HAVING THIS ONE!!

    Sadly, this laptop is the replacement for the one I dropped a few months ago. I think it may just be over used. The internet has taken over my life and I spend far too much time working on-line (boring) or communicating with friends and reading blogs etc. (fun). I'm beginning to resent using my time for much else..... maybe I should take a break. Next Lent, I'll give up the internet, too late this year!

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  7. Hi there

    I wanted to thank you for your open and heartfelt comments on my post. I was touched by the reality of your childhood and really pleased to hear that you turned into the kind of teacher that so many young children need. Taking the time to express your thoughts and supportive words meant a lot so thank you again.

    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa
      As you can see from this blog - I'm still not a grown up. I decided to be a teacher until I grew up and worked out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, but now I'm retired (through health issues) and still not old enough to decide what to do when I grow up!
      I look back on my career with joy. The children were always an inspiration and I never ceased learning from them. Almost 2000 children have taught me so much about life, not least that childhood is not a phase of development but, given the right people around us, a happy state of being that we do well never to grow out of entirely.
      I love your open, honest blog and the glimpse you give us of your family and interests.
      Thank you.
      Jenni x

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  8. Hi Jenann! I just found your blog snd was so happy to see this boy! Congrats to you and who "nose", maybe his sister will be joining him soon :)

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